Samsung Galaxy S21 FE and Galaxy Z Fold 3 are launching earlier than expected.
After launching the Galaxy S21 series earlier this year, the company is ready to launch three new high-end smartphones in the second half of 2021. The Galaxy S21 FE, Galaxy Z Fold 3, and the Galaxy Z Flip 3 were earlier rumored to launch sometime in July 201, but it is now being reported that the upcoming phones could launch a little later.
A new report from Yonhap News claims that Samsung is currently in talks with South Korean mobile carriers to launch the Galaxy S21 FE, Galaxy Z Fold 3, and the Galaxy Z Flip 3 in late August 2021. That’s one to two months earlier than the launch of the Galaxy Z Fold 2 and the Galaxy S20 FE. The Galaxy Z Fold 2 was launched in September 2020, while the Galaxy S20 FE was launched in October 2020.
The report also claims that the Galaxy S21 FE could be priced around KRW 700,000 (around $630) in South Korea. The Galaxy S21 FE, Galaxy Z Fold 3, and the Galaxy Z Flip 3 have been designed to fill the gap created by the missing launch of new Galaxy Note series smartphones. Samsung was the world’s biggest smartphone brand in Q1 2021 and it sold 77 million units during the quarter.
Galaxy S21 FE, Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3 rumored specs
The Galaxy S21 FE could feature a 120Hz Super AMOLED display, an Exynos 2100/Snapdragon 888 processor, 8GB RAM, 128GB/256GB internal storage, and a 4,500mAh battery. The Galaxy Z Fold 3 is expected to feature a 120Hz refresh rate for both cover and internal foldable Super AMOLED displays. It could also feature a triple-camera setup, an S Pen, a 4,400mAh battery, and an official IP rating.
The Galaxy Z Flip 3, whose images were leaked last week, appears to feature a bigger, 1.83-inch cover display. It could also feature Snapdragon 888, 8GB RAM, 256GB internal storage, a dual-camera setup on the front, a punch-hole-shaped cutout for the internal camera, a 120Hz internal foldable display with UTG (Ultra Thin Glass), and an IP rating. It will be powered by a 3,300mAh battery and features 15W fast charging.